JAIPUR: Seven people, including two policemen, were injured when members of two communities indulged in arson after incidents of eve-teasing.
Stones and acid bottles were hurled and three motorcycles set ablaze in Lodhon-ka-chowk area here last night after parents of some girls objected to certain indecent remarks passed by boys of another community, Deputy Commissioner of Police A Deep Singh Kapoor said today.
The girls, who had allegedly been facing eve-teasing for past some time, were returning home last evening from their classes when the boys again passed remarks at them.
Following this, both groups started pelting stones at each other in which cops, who had rushed to the spot from different police stations, got injured, the DCP said.
Station House Officer of TP Nagar police station Babulal Vishnoi and constable Prabhu Dayal were among the seven injured, he said, adding that the injured were rushed to a government hospital where they were given medical treatment.
Two FIRs from either sides, and third one from police were lodged with the Motidungari police station. Ten persons of both sides were mentioned in the complaints.
Two companies of Rajasthan Armed Forces have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order, Kapoor said, adding that the situation was now under control.